Olympus UK E-System User Group
Olympus UK E-System User Group

Join our unique resource for Olympus Four Thirds E-System DSLR and Pen and OM-D Micro Four Thirds photographers. Show your images via our free e-group photo gallery. Please read the e-group.uk.net forum terms and conditions before posting for the first time. Above all, welcome!


Go Back   Olympus UK E-System User Group > Cameras, lenses and system accessories > Accessory talk > Flash

Flash FL-related discussions can be found here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 23rd July 2012
CallaWolf CallaWolf is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Cardiff
Posts: 490
Thanks: 1
Thanked 42 Times in 26 Posts
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Ring Flash solution?

Hi Guys

Bottom line - I can't afford the Olympus rig.

Can I ask what you guys are using? I'd like to fit it to the 50mm f2, but also to the 50-200 (non swd).

Considering the distance at which I can use the 50-200, an LED ring doesn't seem to be powerful enough.

Best
Ceri
__________________
Ceri Vale
(www.vale-images.co.uk)

(Latest Work)

Equipment - Olympus stuff - 'nuff said
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 23rd July 2012
Nick Temple-Fry's Avatar
Nick Temple-Fry Nick Temple-Fry is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Wiltshire
Posts: 4,395
Thanks: 17
Thanked 190 Times in 142 Posts
Likes: 0
Liked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Re: Ring Flash solution?

How about the Metz MS-1.

http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-m...flash/p1029398

Mine seems to work OK

Nick
__________________
Nick Temple-Fry

Medicine as a science ranks somewhere between archaeology and economics.

www.theChurchPhotographer.co.uk 90 Churches -- Fairford St Mary's, exceptionally splendid
www.temple-fry.co.uk
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 23rd July 2012
Wee man's Avatar
Wee man Wee man is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Newcastle Co. Down N. Ireland
Posts: 7,995
Thanks: 2,392
Thanked 1,151 Times in 1,026 Posts
Likes: 281
Liked 1,232 Times in 802 Posts
Re: Ring Flash solution?

I tried an LED ring but then joined Nick with the Metz. Its a great piece of kit.
__________________
Ed

What if the Hokey Cokey is what its all about?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 23rd July 2012
Graham_of_Rainham's Avatar
Graham_of_Rainham Graham_of_Rainham is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Rainham
Posts: 8,099
Thanks: 642
Thanked 939 Times in 727 Posts
Likes: 2,260
Liked 1,580 Times in 910 Posts
Talking Re: Ring Flash solution?

DiY - Cost me a fiver to make from 12 disposable cameras


Took a few years off my life with several electrical explosions
__________________
Graham

We often repeat the mistakes we most enjoy...
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 23rd July 2012
SteveJ SteveJ is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Porthleven Cornwall
Posts: 287
Thanks: 1
Thanked 40 Times in 36 Posts
Likes: 3
Liked 45 Times in 28 Posts
Re: Ring Flash solution?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3209312786...84.m1423.l2649

Or for under 80.00 you could try this. It is not an LED and you can control the output independently on both sides of the flash. Only downside it is in China. I have ordered a LED ring flash just waiting for it to come, hope it works ok.

Steve
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 23rd July 2012
Jim Ford Jim Ford is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Watford, Herts..
Posts: 8,249
Thanks: 449
Thanked 583 Times in 505 Posts
Likes: 2,609
Liked 1,614 Times in 1,033 Posts
Re: Ring Flash solution?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wee man View Post
I tried an LED ring but then joined Nick with the Metz. Its a great piece of kit.
I'm another satisfied Metz ring flash user.

Jim
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 24th July 2012
CallaWolf CallaWolf is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Cardiff
Posts: 490
Thanks: 1
Thanked 42 Times in 26 Posts
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Ring Flash solution?

Love this place - thanks guys

Re the metz - I want to use it with the 50-200. Does the additional weight at the end of the lens make auto focus difficult?
__________________
Ceri Vale
(www.vale-images.co.uk)

(Latest Work)

Equipment - Olympus stuff - 'nuff said
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 24th July 2012
Chevvyf1's Avatar
Chevvyf1 Chevvyf1 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Devon, UK
Posts: 12,269
Thanks: 1,744
Thanked 1,281 Times in 1,112 Posts
Likes: 1,169
Liked 522 Times in 392 Posts
Re: Ring Flash solution?

Ceri, not sure what make but Peter D has one on his sigma 150 - if you send him a pm or email I am sure he will be only too pleased to share his info
__________________
.
.
[I].
.
I Lurve Walking in our Glorious Countryside; Photography;
Riding Ducati Motorbikes; Reading & Cooking ! ...


http://www.flickr.com/photos/photomagicf1_chevvy/sets/

the ONE photo album
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 24th July 2012
Nick Temple-Fry's Avatar
Nick Temple-Fry Nick Temple-Fry is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Wiltshire
Posts: 4,395
Thanks: 17
Thanked 190 Times in 142 Posts
Likes: 0
Liked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Re: Ring Flash solution?

Quote:
Originally Posted by CallaWolf View Post
Love this place - thanks guys

Re the metz - I want to use it with the 50-200. Does the additional weight at the end of the lens make auto focus difficult?
Good question.

In theory the Metz should be used on lenses with internal focussing, as of course it is extra weight for the focus motor above what is designed for. So the Sigma 150 is OK but not the Sigma 105 (where the front element moves to focus).

I believe the 50-200 is internal focussing - but I'm sure someone will confirm - so although there will be an extra weight on the barrel when zoomed it should still be OK.

Nick
__________________
Nick Temple-Fry

Medicine as a science ranks somewhere between archaeology and economics.

www.theChurchPhotographer.co.uk 90 Churches -- Fairford St Mary's, exceptionally splendid
www.temple-fry.co.uk
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 24th July 2012
Jim Ford Jim Ford is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Watford, Herts..
Posts: 8,249
Thanks: 449
Thanked 583 Times in 505 Posts
Likes: 2,609
Liked 1,614 Times in 1,033 Posts
Re: Ring Flash solution?

I can't see the weight of the Metz being a problem. It's quite light which is helped by using only 2 AAA cells. If weight is still a concern, it can be reduced by using lithium cells which are much lighter than others.

Jim
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 13th November 2012
Phill D's Avatar
Phill D Phill D is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Derbyshire
Posts: 9,784
Thanks: 1,177
Thanked 1,402 Times in 1,294 Posts
Likes: 1,021
Liked 2,334 Times in 1,108 Posts
Re: Ring Flash solution?

Anyone tried one of these?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2810017171...84.m1438.l2649

They are fairly cheap but are they any use?
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 13th November 2012
Barkly's Avatar
Barkly Barkly is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Canberra ACT Australia
Posts: 944
Thanks: 3
Thanked 52 Times in 49 Posts
Likes: 8
Liked 154 Times in 67 Posts
Re: Ring Flash solution?

That's the one I have - works fine on the E620.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Phill D View Post
Anyone tried one of these?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2810017171...84.m1438.l2649

They are fairly cheap but are they any use?
__________________
Terry
Canberra - The Nation's Capital
E-620 plus stuff
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 13th November 2012
David Morison's Avatar
David Morison David Morison is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Fulbeck, Lincolnshire
Posts: 3,507
Thanks: 71
Thanked 588 Times in 472 Posts
Likes: 48
Liked 298 Times in 175 Posts
Re: Ring Flash solution?

I have the Metz as well although I did try LED lighting. The big advantage of flash is of course is the short duration which is ideal for moving subjects but as has been stated the extra power it provides is also essential especially if you need to use small f-stops for DoF. the set from China looks to be good value but overall of course the whole unit is much heavier than the Metz.

So a vote for the Metz here.

David
__________________
PBase Galleries:-http://www.pbase.com/davidmorisonimages
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 13th November 2012
Phill D's Avatar
Phill D Phill D is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Derbyshire
Posts: 9,784
Thanks: 1,177
Thanked 1,402 Times in 1,294 Posts
Likes: 1,021
Liked 2,334 Times in 1,108 Posts
Re: Ring Flash solution?

Hmm I'm in too minds. May give it a whirl as a Chrissy present suggestion.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 13th November 2012
SteveJ SteveJ is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Porthleven Cornwall
Posts: 287
Thanks: 1
Thanked 40 Times in 36 Posts
Likes: 3
Liked 45 Times in 28 Posts
Re: Ring Flash solution?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2511764189...84.m1423.l2649

Wish i had the money myself, but there's the Olympus ring flash going with controler for 199 or best offer.
I hope it's of use to someone.

Steve
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Macro ring lighting unit (not a ring flash) Loup Garou General accessories 8 6th November 2014 08:02 AM
HELP! Ring flash Ianf Flash 8 30th January 2011 01:44 AM
HELP! Ring Flash PeterD Flash 18 2nd March 2010 02:36 PM
Oly Ring Flash on TV? Ian Flash 3 20th January 2010 06:36 PM
FS-FR1 Flash Adapter Ring (for ring flash) Naughty Nigel For sale or wanted small ads 2 17th February 2009 09:59 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:25 AM.


The Write Technology Ltd, 2007-2019, All rights reservedAd Management plugin by RedTyger